Arden D. Leach, age 87, of LaFollette passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was of the Baptist faith and a dedicated Christian, since age 10. He was a US Army veteran, having served as a Platoon Sergeant in the 25th Division and 14th Regiment. Employed at Y-12 Union Carbide with 38 years service and retired as a General Foreman for writing and enforcing procedures for Nuclear Safety, Safe Guards, and Security. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and was an avid UT fan. Preceded in death by parents, Verlin & Emalee Henegar Leach; brothers, Earl and Eugene Leach; Sister, Faye Leach Carroll; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Leach and son-in-law, Joe Heatherly


Wife: Louise Leach

Daughter: Vickie Heatherly

Sons: Dennis Leach
Marvin Leach & wife Kim
Brian Leach & Jane Teague

Grandchildren: Kimala Wells, Erica Kidd, Marty Leach, Matt Leach, and
step grandson Brandon Golden
Great Grandchildren: Jae Daniel Victory, Caden Victory, Sarah Beth & Olivia Kidd,
Ethan Leach
Step Great Grandchildren: Noah & Abram Golden
Brothers: Elmon Leach
Russell Leach & wife Joyce
Wayne Leach

Sister: Janet Summers & husband Millard
Several nieces and nephews

Services 3 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel
Rev. Jack Burns & Brother Jerry Dagley officiating
Interment Leach Cemetery with Military Honors by Campbell County Honor Guard
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leach Cemetery Fund, 288 Middlesboro Road, LaFollette, TN 37766
Family will receive friends 1 PM to 3 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home